This week’s 5 best bet for food & drink in Las Vegas

Fall at Ferraro’s

Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 4480 Paradise Road, has added a number of dishes with hearty autumnal flavors to its fall menu. Among them: saffron Sardinian semolina gnochetti with wild boar ragu and fiore sardo cheese; warm ricotta cheese timbale with wild forest mushroom fricassee, truffle zest and crostino; and yellowfin tuna tartare with tomato relish, olive powder, Pantelleria capers and lemon gel. Call 702-364-5300.

Repeal Day

Celebrate the end of Prohibition in 1933 at the Repeal Day festivities Dec. 5 at The Underground at The Mob Museum. Paying $19.33 will get you unlimited Champagne and draft beer from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A speakeasy-themed event from 7 to 11 p.m. will include house-distilled moonshine, craft cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a jazz band, costume contest and silent auction, with tickets beginning at $99. Go to

Dinner with Oscar

Oscar’s Steakhouse at the Plaza will mark the 85th anniversary of Repeal Day beginning at 6 p.m. Dec. 5. Special guest Oscar Goodman will regale guests with tales of his journey from mob attorney to mayor of Las Vegas. The event costs $150; reserve at 702-386-7227 or email

Wine dinners

Estiatorio Milos at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will host two wine dinners next week. A four-course dinner Sunday will benefit the AFAN (Aid for AIDS of Nevada) toy drive, with $5 for every $69 dinner sold going to the fund. The monthly Winemaker’s Table Dinner on Thursday will feature Greek bottarga, bigeye tuna and bay scallops, paired with wines from northern Greece. Seatings from 5 to 10:45 p.m. for both dinners can be reserved at

Culinary Road Trip

The last in the 2018 series of chef Scott Commings’ Culinary Road Trips will be Dec. 6 at the Downtown Grand. The holiday-themed multicourse dinner with such dishes as baby baked brie en croute, turducken and figgy pudding is $55, including cocktails and live music. Tickets are available at

Spring Preserve kicks off its Holiday Express
Springs Preserve hosts its Holiday Express, which includes a train ride, visits with Santa, SNOW, and a village winter wonderland.
Artists from Cirque du Soleil contribute art to Las Vegas art exhibit
Artists from Cirque du Soleil contribute art to Las Vegas gallery exhibit
Red Plate on the Las Vegas Strip serves a cocktail made with blooming jasmine tea
Red Plate on the Las Vegas Strip serves a cocktail made with jasmine tea
Benny the Ice Skating Dog
Benny is a Las Vegas Labrador who was rescued by former pro skater Cheryl Del Sanyo, and trained to ice skate. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Nevada State Museum
The Nevada State Museum of Las Vegas, located at the Springs Preserve, covers all eras of the state, from prehistoric to today.
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Cash appears at Baseball Winter Meetings
Lights FC mascot Cash plays the electronic drums at the EZ Inflatables’ booth on Tuesday at the Baseball Winter Meetings trade show at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
5 albums to soundtrack your holiday gatherings in style
1. Various Artists, “Holidays Rule," with Rufus Wainwright, The Shins, Calexico and more. 2. Various Artists, “We Wish You a Metal Xmas and a Headbanging New Year," with Lemmy Kilmister, Alice Cooper, Chuck Billy and others. 3. Various Artists, “Christmas on Death Row," featuring Snoop Dogg and Nate Dogg to name but a few. 4. Bright Eyes, “A Christmas Album.” 5. Various Artists, "The Motown Christmas Album." (Jason Bracelin/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Inside the kitchen at Springs Preserve
The staff of Divine Events do party preparation in the kitchen at Divine Cafe at Springs Preserve. With nine parties the following day, this is a particularly busy time for the crew. (Heidi Knapp Rinella/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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Miss Rodeo America Fashion Show
The 28 women contestants of Miss Rodeo America compete in a fashion show at the Tropicana on Dec. 7, 2018.
Tournament Of Kings Holiday Show
Wizards and warriors are ready for the holidays at Excalibur's Tournament of Kings Holiday Dinner Show.
Take a dive with the Silverton mermaids
A visit to the Silverton Casino Hotel is not complete without taking in the popular, and very unique, mermaid show.
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Vegas Golden Knights Christmas Display
In the Las Vegas Valley, the chances of getting a white Christmas are slim. But this year, you can have a “Knight” Christmas. A Henderson resident has a Christmas lights display that is synchronized to the entrance music for the Golden Knights. GG Misa’s Knights light show is played every 30 minutes from 5 to 10 nightly. His light show consists of two songs: Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” and the entrance music, “Le Castle Vania,” from the movie “John Wick.” The display is located at 730 Bollons Island St. (Richard Brian/Las Vegas Reivew-Journal)
Holiday Hooch At El Cortez is Just in Time For Repeal Day And Christmas
Holiday Hooch At El Cortez Is Just In Time For Repeal Day And Christmas. Janna Karel/Las Vegas Review-Journal
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The Mob Museum
Best Friend Menu Reveal Wednesday
Chef Roy Choi tells us what to expect from Wednesday’s Facebook Live Menu Reveal for his new Park MGM restaurant Best Friend. (Al Mancini/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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James D. Gish and Susan Anton rehearse
Susan Anton will be special guest at James D. Gish’s holiday concerts Dec. 7 at Summerlin Library and Dec. 9 at Clark County Library. (John Przybys/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Bellagio Winter Wonderland
"Majestic Holiday Magic" at the Bellagio Conservatory.
Underwater Santa At The Silverton
Santa takes a dive Sunday, December 2, at the Silverton Casino Hotel. (Mat Luschek / Review-Journal)
Cowabunga Bay Christmas Town
Las Vegas Natural History Museum
Las Vegas Natural History Museum, which opened in 1991, has exhibits of mechanical dinosaurs and taxidermied animals, along with live snakes, fish and sharks. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Magical Forest Lights
Cirque Du Soleil Performers Team Up For New Show "Kinekt"
Through dance, acrobatics and aerial arts, “Kinekt” tells a story all too familiar to modern families: how to maintain a human connection in the digital age. (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Ethel M Holiday Cactus Garden
The Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas
The Pinball Hall of Fame was created by Tim Arnold and opened in 2006. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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